Image processing and printing services were once an indispensable part of the photographic process, but the advent of digital technology has resulted in the rapid demise of this industry. Digital technology has led to the capture of images using digital cameras, the storage and adjustment of digital images on computers and communication devices, and the transfer of images through the internet and mobile phones.
Digital technology enables consumers to view, adjust and display images on computers, allows the photographer to keep only selected images for printing (formerly a roll of film of analog images) and encourages alternative means of displaying images (e.g.
Previously, companies in this industry focussed on the developing and printing of motion picture or still photographic images. Today, the industry is increasingly dominated by the processing, altering and printing of digital photographs.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.